About This Activity
Columbus, GA has quickly become a Triathlon Mecca. It is home to a long distance triathlons, sprints, olympics, duathlons, adventure races, and off-road duathlons. The 4-6ft down river swims, fast and flat bike course, and the flat and scenic run course appeal to both the beginner and advanced triathlete.
Triathlons, especially Sprint races should be FUN. Start your experience with a water slide into the river (not required) and finish it up with a water slide and splash pad at the finish line.
Not a big swimmer, but still want to get wet? Join the Chattahoochee Challenge Sprint Triathlon Floatie Division with a 500m float (bring your best floatie), 12 mile bike, and 5k run. Awards will be given for the top 3 floaties.
Event details and schedule
7:30am Sprint Triathlon
Friday at Ride On Bikes (1036 Broadway, Columbus, GA 31901) from 4pm - 6:30pm
Kids Race at 7pm
Saturday at trannstion from 5am - 7am
500m downstream. Athletes will start the swim portion of the race via a water slide. Remain calm, the entry into the water is very tame and controlled. The river depths are approximately 4-6 ft in depth. The closer to shore, the more shallower the water. All entries down the water slide must be feet first... no exceptions. Should an athlete not want to use the slide start, the use of the steps to the waters edge is permitted once the athlete crosses the timing mat. The start is conducted in a "time-trial" fashion. Athletes start one at a time.
12 miles - The bike course begins and ends on the Columbus Riverwalk.
3.1 miles - The run course is very flat 1-loop course. An aid stations is located approximately 200 yds out of transition. You will pass this aid station twice.
Categories: Male/Female: Under 14 then 15-19 in 5 year increments up to 70+
Top 3 overall Male/Female and top 3 in age group.
Relay will be top 3.
Each participant will get a cool medal and t-shirt. Triathletes will be provided a swim cap.
Friday, July 13 at 7pm, our kids fun run offers youth ages 3-13 the opportunity to feel the excitement of the weekend's competition while enjoying the outdoors and promoting healthy living.
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In the event of inclement weather? There are no "rain dates" for TriColumbusGA events. If the weather conditions are hazardous, Race Management has the right to change, eliminate parts of the course, or delay up to a point. However, if it is deemed to dangerous to race, the event will be canceled and there will be no refunds. Of course, since we are athletes ourselves, we will do everything in our power to have the event, but your safety is of our utmost concern.
Refunds (Effective 2017): We do not offer refunds for races. With supporting documentation and under extreme circumstances you may contact Tricolumbusga@gmail.com to see if a deferral is possible.